Agile Principle 7 – Working Software

Posted on February 10, 2011 by



it works

It works!

The seventh principle of the Agile Manifesto is the simplest and shortest one.  Working software is the primary measure of progress.  That simplicity belies a profound philosophy and modus operandi  That is the outcome trumps the process.


This philosophy grates and goes against the grain of conventional wisdom.  Have a problem, add process. Does that problem remain?  Add more process.  Unfortunately that approach tends to drain quality away and loses sight of the end goal – which in software development is working software.


Working software is the primary measure of progress.

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